Review (x3): New Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps (Wasabi & Soy Sauce, Cinnamon Sugar, Sour Cream & Chive) & TAMPA BAY BUCS UNIS = YUCK

Junk Food Nation, it’s another snowy Monday here in DC. Please make it stop. Someone.

Last night were the Oscars, and I was up waaaay too late. Yawn.  Anyways, after listening to hours of fashion breakdown last night, I woke to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers new Nike uniforms on Twitter:

What the

What the

Holy Hell, these are hideous. Time to pull off my best Tim Gunn / Paul Lukas impression: Obviously, the alarm clock numbers are the first thing that jumps out.  Why the hell would Nike think that a digital font was a good idea, unless the Bucs are doing a cross promotion with the return of FOX’s “24.”  Is Keifer gonna run around Europe in one of these? Second, why the hell would you have the flags on the helmet flapping TOWARDS the front instead of flowing the way they would if you were, oh I don’t know, RUNNING WITH A FLAG?  Nike, the laws of physics, THE LAWS OF PHYSICS. COME ON NOW.

Well, have fun with those, Bucs. Tell me what you think in the comments below, Junk Food Nation.

Today’s junk food: New Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps!

New Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps: The Money Shot

BROWN RICE TRISCUIT THIN CRISPS!  Woot woot.  Three new flavors: Wasabi & Soy Sauce, Cinnamon Sugar, and Sour Cream & Chive.  We discussed these on the most recent Nosh Show:

Oh yeah, BTW, that was our LAST Nosh Show – the new one will be up tomorrow (I think.)

New Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps: The artsy Money Shot

Anyways, back to these New Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps. Triscuit has gone through a bunch of iterations. First, regular Triscuits. Then, flavored Triscuits. Then Triscuit Thin Crisps.  Then Brown Rice Triscuits. And NOW, Brown Rice Triscuit THIN CRISPS.  I guess it was the natural progression. My brain hurts.

These are some new flavors, but let’s face it – it’s really the Wasabi & Soy Sauce ones that anyone cares about.  Cinnamon Sugar and Sour Cream aren’t new, at all.  So let’s get started with the key flavor: New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps!

New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps: The Money Shot

New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps: Contains dehydrated soy sauce

New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps: LOVE WASABI

New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps: Dots of soy?

New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps: Not sure what the green flecks are

I opened this box of New Brown Rice Wasabi & Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps, and took a deep whiff: smelled faintly like soy sauce.  Excited, I popped some Thin Crisps into my mouth and BOOM: really savory soy sauce and wasabi flavor!  Holy cow. These were good.

The soy sauce flavor was immediate, savory, while not overpowering – these crisps weren’t a salt lick.  And the wasabi flavor was balanced perfectly – these didn’t burn at all, and didn’t fill my nostrils with horseradish smoke.  The two tastes (soy and wasabi) complemented each other really well; the flavors came together perfectly like they do when you’re eating sushi.

The brown rice Thin Crisp?  Honestly, seemed just like a regular Brown Rice Triscuit to me – extra crispy because of the rice, with the same shredded wheat texture because it’s a Triscuit.  The flavors merged nicely on this base, however, and it reminded me a LOT of the rice crackers I grew up eating.  VERY GOOD JOB, Nabisco!

Next up: New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps!

New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps: The Money Shot

New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps: Simple ingredients

New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps: Sticks o cinnamon

New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps: Like a churro?

New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps: Cinnamon toast crunch?

When I opened this box of New Brown Rice Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit Thin Crisps, they REALLY smelled strongly of cinnamon. Good start. I popped these into my mouth….MMMMM very tasty indeed!  And a bit surprising.

The surprising part was that these actually were NOT very sweet.  I mean, they were sweet, sure, but with Sugar in the name I thought these would be EXTRA sugary, like a churro, or like the recent Sweet/Salty Cinnamon & Sugar Snyder’s Pretzel Pieces I reviewed.  THOSE tasted like a crunchy churro.  These, however, did not – despite the look of the cracker, these were much more muted on the sugar side. Instead, the flavor I got was of an almost-buttery cinnamon and sugar toast. The cinnamon and sugar were nicely balanced so that neither really took over.

Cracker texture, same as the first.  I’d qualify these as “slightly sweet” with good cinnamon flavor.  Not bad, Nabisco.

And finally: New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps!

New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps: The Money Shot

New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps: Budda-milk

New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps: Chives

New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps: Flecks of chive?

New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps

New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps: Nice look

Probably the most familiar flavor, these New Brown Rice Sour Cream & Chive Triscuit Thin Crisps smelled chive-y and onion-y right out of the box.  And when I popped them into my mouth, they were STRONG with the sour cream and onion flavor.  Unlike the Cinnamon Sugar flavor, there wasn’t a muted quality to these – these crackers let you know RIGHT AWAY there’s onion all up in there.

Moreover, I thought the flavor profile Nabisco laid down with these was REALLY good. Very creamy with a nice authentic green onion flavor – not just some generic onion powder flavor.  Pretty tasty, even if this is one of the most common flavors around.  Crunch/texture, same as the others – very crunchy.

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So there you have it! All in all, I’d say all of these flavors are pretty satisfying, and the Wasabi/Soy Sauce flavor did NOT disappoint at all if you like those flavors to begin with.  I’d recommend any of these!

PURCHASED AT: Walmart

COST: $2.50 each

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Sincerely,

Junk Food Guy

Discuss - 14 Comments

  1. MP says:

    Those Bucs uniforms – leaping alarm clocks! They say that’s a “rich shade of pewter” but, that’s brown! Personally, I actually like brown & that color scheme, but everything else looks like total crap. FTR, I like the old “Bucco Bruce/Captain Morgan” Creamsicles. Yeah it was bright & hideous, but you KNEW it was the Bucs. These modern Nike barfs continue the very ugly, dark & generic look they have going.
    I think uniforms should be plain solid colors, block numbers (unless da Bearz) & maybe stripes. Old school & classic. Sadly these companies design this crap so it looks good on the street & counterfeit proof. Restrainment & functionality go immediately out the window.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @MP: Agree – it’s really not the color scheme that bothers me, it’s just the combo. And the thing is, I think Nike CAN make good designs; I often like their Soccer Kit designs. But, like you, I like old school. As a Bills Fan, I like their current throwback look.

      Leaping alarm clocks, haha

    • MP says:

      @JFG – I was floored when I saw the new 2011 Bills unis! The 2002-10 set was ugly & I never liked the red helmet that debuted in 1984. My favorite Bills helmet was the “Standing Buffalo” circa 1962-73 but I like the blue buffalo on a white helmet,too.
      As you can probably tell, I’m a uni geek (do the mock-up uni drawings, call school bus yellow “Athletic Gold”, use the Pantone system) but I also got my college degree in Graphic Arts 😛 But I always drew as a kid & once I started collecting baseball cards, the logos & wordmarks parts meshed. It’s funny – in the 1990s I was all new school, loved teal, purple, silver, new modern stuff, etc but in the 2000s I started appreciating the old school stuff more. From a design point, the older stuff was a lot more original, inspired & interesting that computer programs just can’t replicate.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @MP: You’re a graphic designer?? VERY cool.

      Yeah I like the throwback uniforms the Bills started using in 2011. Agree – didn’t like (AT ALL) the previous 8 years of that weird red plus two tone blue. With the old-looking Unis, I don’t mind the fact that they are using the new-ish logo on the White helmets. I have always liked the blue buffalo. I also love the red standing buffalo too.

      I geek out over uniforms too. And I CAN appreciate really bright and unusual looking uniforms too – I am one of the few who liked UnderArmour’s Maryland Uni. I dunno, I go back and forth between old school and new school.

  2. Mike N. says:

    Wow those are hideous uniforms. I think they’re worst than the current Mizzou football uniforms. The LCD-style numbering is lame. But, I have to say, whenever the teams wear their retro uniforms I almost always wind up saying “what were they thinking back then!”

    And personally I’m a Wheat Thins guy. And I imagine somewhere on the internets it explains what it means if you’re Wheat Thins or Triskets. Kind of like whether you’re Ginger or Mary Ann.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Mike N: I just don;t get it, what was wrong with the current TB unis? Not the Creamiscles, and not these – just white or red up top, Pewter pants. They were fine, no?

  3. Wendy says:

    Ooh, I’m going to buy all three of these Triscuit boxes next time I go shopping– I’m a total cinnamon sweets lover, and wasabi is the next best thing!

  4. Vincent says:

    As a fan of the new wasabi and soy sauce Triscuits, I’d like to point out what I myself noticed on the package in real life whilst considering picking them up. It’s also as it is in your photo — despite normal conventions in the snack food world, there is mustard and wasabi powder working together to help create that tingle, and no horseradish.

    Normally “fringe” flavors don’t get past focus groups so I’m happy someone took a chance on these. They really knocked it out of the park. I wonder what sushi would taste like on one of these.

  5. Lassie says:

    Hi there. I’m way old, probably old enough to be your grandmother, and I was looking for reviews of the Wasabi and Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps. I was thrilled to find these. I am weary unto death of cheese/sour cream/onion and said, hell yeah. I ate a whole box last week watching the Walking Dead finale, just because the crunch was delightful and addicting. (I deeply regret eating a whole box, but I didn’t have anything to speak of for dinner.) The taste was OK, rather mild, but I can see that. They would want the lowest common denominator and hopefully appeal to a wide customer base. As I said, I was thrilled to find these at ALL. Pretty good stuff, wonder what you could eat these with?

  6. Bill says:

    Sour cream & chive are flavors I love but was very disappointed with the “THIN” logo They are anything but thin & that was a reason why I had purchased the crackers. Won’t try others if they are as thick—disappointment.

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